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  • Blog Post: Multi-Tenant Metering for Windows Azure Available on Codeplex

    New source code has been published that lets you meter tenant-level consumption of various Windows Azure resources such as bandwidth, storage, SQL Azure, and compute. The Cloud Ninja Multi-Tenant Metering Block (CNMB) tenant-level meters, application level aggregates, rich query model based on OData...
  • Blog Post: 3500 Code Samples at Your Fingertips

    Code samples are developers’ favorite asset. In partnership with MSDN Samples Gallery team, we just released a new Sample Browser applications - a new way for developers to search, download and enjoy 3500 code samples at their fingertips . The 3500 code samples are from MSDN Samples Gallery...
  • Blog Post: New Azure Release Supports Open Source Libraries Node.js, MongoDB, Hadoop, Solr, Memcached

    The December release of Windows Azure brings many cool new features including extensive support of open source libraries. An overview of the support was announced on Port 25 on Openness Update for Windows Azure . The announcement includes: We are releasing the Windows Azure SDK for Node.js as...
  • Blog Post: Code Walkthroughs Show How to Write Interactive Graphics in HTML5, SVG, JavaScript

    If you are interested in seeing how gaming applications are written in HTML5 and JavaScript, take a look at these two posts. Each post includes an overview and code walkthrough. Dan Catuhe has written a couple posts that shows how you can use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build graphically interactive...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Updated

    Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit has been updated. The toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the rich user experience of the Windows Phone 7. The kit includes: Complete C# source code Open Source Microsoft Public License...
  • Blog Post: Bind Windows Azure Storage Data Using Java Persistence API

    jpa4azure is an ORM (Object Relational Mapper) that binds java objects to Azure Tables, making it very easy for Java developers to leverage Windows Azure Storage from on-premise or cloud applications. Any intermediate Java developer can take an object model and with some simple annotations be on their...
  • Blog Post: ‘Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games’ Preview on Codeplex

    The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games allows you to quickly get started building new social games in Windows Azure. The toolkit includes accelerators, libraries, developer tools, and samples that you can use in your own .NET or HTML5 game. The toolkit also enables unique capabilities for social...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Guidance, Examples, Reusable Library, Reference Implementations

    A white paper, Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 , contains guidance documentation, detailed examples, and a reusable class library. These resources help solution developers and architects make the right decisions and follow proven practices when designing and developing applications for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Better Together -- Build Phone + Azure Apps with New Toolkit

    A new toolkit helps you join Windows Phone applications with Windows Azure. Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 helps ease the building Windows Phone 7 applications that use services running on Windows Azure . The toolkit provides you with: Binaries for your Windows Phone 7 applications...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server

    With modern features like state-of-the-art version control, integrated bug tracking and flexible build automation, Team Foundation Server 2010 ensures the delivery of quality software faster. The reality of Visual SourceSafe (VSS) is that it fails to meet many of these modern requirements and has...
  • Blog Post: You Can Now Have 100 Free Apps in Windows Phone Marketplace

    Several updates regarding Windows Phone Marketplace were announced today on the Windows Team Blog. Free app limit is raised to 100 and a new way to submit apps globally has been announced. The team also announced the future support of additional open source licensing models. The posting provides more...
  • Blog Post: New Controls Added to Open Source Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

    Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the rich user experience of the Windows Phone 7. A new February 2011 update available on Codeplex now includes: TiltEffect PerformanceProgressBar ...
  • Blog Post: Samples Show Table, Queue, Blog Storage for Windows Azure for REST, .NET Side-by-Side

    David Pallmann has posted a sample code that is useful for anyone who wants to store data in Windows Azure. The samples show REST implementation and a .NET StorageClient implementation with identical functionality. And he shows every single operation you can perform in the Windows Azure Storage API against...
  • Blog Post: Expose Data as OData Through Web Services

    WCF Data Services Toolkit has recently been released to make it easier to expose arbitrary data sources as OData services. Whether you want to wrap OData around an existing API (SOAP/REST/etc.), mash-up SQL Azure and Windows Azure Table storage, re-structure the shape of a legacy database, or expose...
  • Blog Post: Labs Help You Get Started with Enterprise Library 5

    Check out the download center for free hands-on labs for Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 and Unity 2.0. These labs were built by developers for developers, and they cover all application blocks and advanced configuration scenarios. Labs include Caching, Configuration Sources, Cryptography, Data Access...
  • Blog Post: Add a Windows Azure CloudPoll to Your Facebook Page

    The CloudPoll Facebook application has launched and is hosted on Windows Azure . CloudPoll is available for free to all Facebook users to create, manage, and evaluate polls for their pages, all using blob storage, SQL Azure, and compute hosted in Windows Azure. What is CloudPoll? CloudPoll is Live, hosted...
  • Blog Post: How To, Getting Started Videos for Developers

    Windows Azure Windows Azure Platform Training Course The Windows Azure Platform Training Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to expedite the learning process for the set of technologies released...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offers Political TownHall Software for Windows Azure

    Microsoft is offering TownHall , a new Windows Azure -hosted engagement platform that fosters, moderates and houses conversations between groups. TownHall is an ideal tool for politicians and other public officials (among others) who want to host online social experiences that drive richer discussion...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices Releases Enterprise Library 5

    The patterns & practices team has released version 5 of the Microsoft Enterprise Library. This major release of Enterprise Library contains many compelling new features and updates that will make developers more productive. These include: Major architectural refactoring that provides improved testability...
  • Blog Post: PHP Developers Get SDK for SQL Server Reporting Services

    A new software developer kit (SDK) helps PHP developers work get new business intelligence capabilities with a free SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP . The SDK works all editions of SQL Server including the free SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services edition, featuring the SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to Add New Features to jQuery JavaScript Library

    At MIX10 , Scott Guthrie announced Microsoft is helping to make the jQuery JavaScript Library a primary way to develop rich JavaScript based client-side internet applications. Microsoft is investing resources to contribute to the development of the jQuery JavaScript Library to help improve the development...
  • Blog Post: Beta for Enterprise Library Released by patterns & practices

    BETA1 releases of Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 and Microsoft Unity 2.0 have been released by the patterns and practices team . You’ll find improvements made to the overall Enterprise Library architecture and configuration experience in both of Enterprise Library and Unity. Enterprise Library is also...
  • Blog Post: First Look at Workflow in .NET 4

    Windows Workflow Foundation programs coordinate with a minimal ceremony. It provides a programming model, in-process workflow engine and rehostable designer to implement long-running processes as workflows within .NET applications. In .NET Framework 4, Windows Workflow Foundation introduces a significant...
  • Blog Post: Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Add-ins Easily with VS2010

    Learn how you can use drag-and-drop data binding and the new WPF designer in Visual Studio 2010 to quickly create controls without writing one line of XAML yourself. http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi/archive/2009/12/21/build-wpf-data-controls-for-outlook-addins-easily-with-vs2010.aspx
  • Blog Post: 12 Days of RIA – Day 7 – Search

    I got a bit ahead of myself with my desire to move on to styling the app, and decided instead to focus on a few more pieces of business app functionality first. And so, I’d like to show an approach for doing searching on more than one attribute. I want to disclaim this a bit, as I haven’t completely...
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